Members of a Helensburgh group for people with learning disabilities were delighted to be visited by a medal-winning Commonwealth Games athlete.

Rachel Tytler, who won a bronze medal for Scotland at the Games in Birmingham last year, spoke to members of the Helensburgh and District Branch of Enable.

The 26-year-old, who comes from Glasgow and studied at the University of Stirling, competed in the women's -78kg category at the 2022 event.

She came to Helensburgh with her fellow Pro Judo club members Jack Docherty and Luke McCafferty to give a demonstration - with Rachel bringing her bronze medal to show to the attendees.

Helensburgh Advertiser: Rachel during her demonstrationRachel during her demonstration (Image: Helensburgh and District Branch of Enable)

The club’s chair, Angela Pearson said: “Recently we invited along Pro Judo - Rachel's club - to give us a little demonstration of the training they do and an introduction to judo.

“Rachel invited a couple of our members to join in with the demo, and Craig Andrews and Matty Anderson duly accepted.

“They really enjoyed being part of the demo and showing other club members what to do.

“All of our members thoroughly enjoyed the demonstration and loved seeing Rachel’s medal.”

Helensburgh Advertiser: Members got involved in the demonstrationMembers got involved in the demonstration (Image: Helensburgh and District Branch of Enable)

Rachel's talk took place on Thursday, November 9.

Run solely by volunteers, the Helensburgh and district branch of Enable offers groups and short breaks for local adults with learning disabilities.

The groups are held on a Tuesday night in the Helensburgh Community Hub from 7pm to 9pm, and on a Thursday night in the United Reformed Church hall from 7pm to 9pm.

Members can take part in bingo events, film nights, quizzes, ball games and more.

The local group was established in 1954 by two Helensburgh families who had children with learning disabilities.

Helensburgh Advertiser: Rachel, Luke, and JackRachel, Luke, and Jack (Image: Helensburgh and District Branch of Enable)

Enable Scotland was formed in the 1950s when five families who had children with learning disabilities met to share their experiences and support each other.

The organisation champions self-directed, human rights driven health and social care, inclusive employment, education, and training, and empowering inclusive communities for all.

To find out more about the Helensburgh branch and its activities, call 07876 228474.